Upper Madison River Fishing Report

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Upper Madison Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
The Upper is fishing well when the wind isn’t howling. The upper and lower stretches are producing the best results. Up high has been solid streamer fishing as well as nymphing big protein flies like stoneflies, worms, sculpins, and eggs. If you get a warmer overcast day the dry fly fishing with Baetis can be good, especially around the town stretch. Fish are moving into the slower deeper runs, so concentrate on the softer water. The browns are on the redds and spawning so keep an eye out. 

The Month Ahead:
The upper will continue to produce good fishing up until the cold snaps settle in and the river gorges up. Up in the wade section around Raynolds pass the fishing will continue to be solid into the winter as fish hold over in the deeper runs and rock wells.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:
A good portion of the river will be gorged up with ice and unfishable. Dry fly action around $3 Bridge can be great in the winter time (bring the snowshoes). If we get a warm spell around town can fish well in a few of the deep slow runs.